Animal Care Technician job Miami Florida
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Animal Care Technician Job



Employer Name: SpiderID: 8823785
Location: Miami, Florida Date Posted: 7/22/2019
Wage: Negotiable Category: Science/Research
Job Code: R100033832

Job Description:

The Division of Veterinary Resources (DVR), Office of the Vice Provost for Research, has an immediate job opportunity for a seasoned Animal Care Technician at the University of Miami.



CORE JOB SUMMARY

The Animal Care Technician provides daily care for various species of animals. Duties include daily observation; feeding and watering; sanitizing and/or sterilizing animal cages and equipment; exercising and providing environmental enrichment. May assist veterinary and research staff with procedures such as collection of biological samples and administration of medications and treatments. Receives and stores materials/supplies as well as maintains animal records.



CORE JOB FUNCTIONS



  • Provides animal husbandry to a variety of animals including non-human primates (NHP). Thisincludes daily observation, feeding, watering, exercising and providing environmental enrichment to research animals housed in multiple facilities.

  • Monitors animal room light cycles and document room environment (temperature and humidity) on a daily basis.

  • Sanitizes animal cages and equipment.

  • Receives animals and supplies from vendors and properly house the animals and store supplies according to established SOPs.

  • Prepares animal diets, cages and water for autoclaving. Operate autoclaves to sterilize animal food, water and equipment.

  • Reviews and inspects the animal facility area and report problems to Supervisor (and or Physical Plant, Facilities or Energy Management) so work orders for repairs can be prepared.

  • Assists veterinary and research staff with animal procedures such as collection of biological samples and administration of medications/treatments.

  • Observes animals for signs of injury, discomfort and disease and report findings to Supervisors and/or Veterinary staff.

  • Assists with treatment of sick animals as directed. Assist with monitoring animal health status through the use of established sentinel program.

  • Monitors and changes ventilated cage rack filters and animal room filters. Provides preventive maintenance on ventilated racks.

  • Cleans and maintains biosafety hoods and animal change stations in animal rooms.

  • Participation in the department's Emergency Response Team as Essential Worker is required.




This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as necessary.



CORE QUALIFICATIONS



Education:

High School diploma or equivalent required.



Certification and Licensing:

American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) certification at the Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT) level is preferred and will be strongly encouraged.



Experience:

Minimum 1 year of animal care experience. Animal research facility experience in the handling of multiple animal species including Non-Human Primates (NHP) and Virus Antigen Free (VAF) rodents is preferred. Any appropriate combination of relevant education and/or work experience may be considered. Ability to work evenings, nights, and weekends is required. Must be able to lift/carry/push/pull up to 50 pounds without assistance.



Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes:



  • Strong oran and written communications skills and computer literacy.

  • Thorough knowledge of the handling and care of lab animal species.



  • Ability to complete assignments accurately and with attention to detail.

  • Ability to analyze, organize and prioritize work under pressure while meeting deadlines.

  • Ability to process and handle confidential information with discretion.

  • Ability to work independently and/or in a collaborative environment.

  • Commitment to the University's core values.



Job Criteria:
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Position Type: Full-Time Permanent
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Contact Information:
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Company: University of Miami Health System
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